Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by Primotenore, Jan 25, 2017.
Stirling Lime or Stirling Island Man.
Of those three, Rum Runner. I've picked up a few more since that post!
Of the categories I feel I have experienced enough variety in:
Wolfpac Italian Orchard (my God it smells sweet)
Haslinger Schafmilch. A mild but addictive scent, I've had to store it away where I can't be "checking" it's scent every time I go past it. It was starting to dry out.
Saponificio Varesino 70th anniversary. A strong and addictive scent. I also had to store this one away as it was starting to dry out from me sampling its scent so often.
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My favorite soaps for both scent and performance.
The Artisan Soap Shoppe: Arctic started my love of peppermint soaps. I have gone on a bit of a bender with them lately. A lesser known vendor that is actually a really great performer
FCSS: Barbershop Taper Fade is my favorite barbershop scent.
MWF obviously needs no explanation
Renegade Atellier: Ixcacao is from another lesser known Canadian artisan. This one smells like ancient Mayan spiced chocolate. A really rich scent with a hint of spices.
Holy Black: Gold Rush is an amazing scent. I have been reluctant to use it because it isn't made any more.
B&M Lavanille in the white label base. The new glissant base makes the soap smell different in a way I don;t really like. For me it seems to bring the harsher end notes right to the front.
Jabonman Eufros GEA
Bannister & Mann Seville
Le Savonnière du Moulin
Asylum Colonia by Saponificio Varesino
I bought Pre de Provence No. 63 Soap for my husband and he really like it. It has a warm and spicy aroma, with many notes that make for a classic masculine vibe. It has peppery and citrusy notes, married with the clean and crisp smell of leather and musk. It also smells of cedarwood and juicy plum. Not only that, but this soap also helps to moisturize the skin and make it healthy.
Thought I would update. Here are just some of my favorites but not listed by any type
APR - Fenchurch
Grooming Dept - Amare
The Club - Khalifa
PAA - Gondolier
Shannon's - Woodlands
Gentleman's Nod - Zarahoff Signature
Desmond Barrow - Joie de Vétiver
Caties Bubbles - Quatre Cent Vingt
Noble Otter - Lonestar & Noir et Vanille
Nuavia - Rossa
Mystic Water - Vétiver & Oakmoss
Wickham 1912 - Club Cola
I say 90 to 95% of everything Stirling makes is great that said I now only purchase samples so as to not have them pile up and take too much space.
I think if the goal is the fragrance, best option is a perfume maker soap.
My fav is Floris Elite.
Just a step behind, Carthusia Uomo.
I really wish more vendors/Artisans would do this as well. Even the ones that do, its a super small sample that costs 3-4 dollars plus shipping while. Stirling at least gives you a nice size sample
#1 by far for me is Castle Forbes 1445. Got the balm and the edt too.
Others near the top of the heap:
Bath House Spanish Fig and Nutmeg.
TFS Zagara Gelsomino.
Musgo Real classic.
And for a straight citrus, can't beat Stirling Glacial Lemon Chill.
Chiseled Face...Guy Noir
My favorite scent (in my own soap of course) is a blend of lavender, eucalyptus & spearmint.
I have to say, my favorite scented soap is Declaration Grooming's Massacre of the Innocents. I also like WCS Oriental and Catie's Bubbles Connecticut Shade.
Proraso Green, Palmolive & L'Occitane Cade
Tried all the Proraso's and Red is my favorite so far. I'm looking forward to receiving my Captain's Chair sampler. Can't wait for that!
Toppa the Heap, A number 1, Kinga the Hillllll(work it, Frank)
Drunken Goat (if it's ever resurrected)
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